Constitutional Affairs

Revolutionary Roundabout

Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914 by Robert Gildea

‘Our destiny is determined by benevolent and somewhat patronising philosopher kings’

More Courage than Prudence

Brown has put his conception of the national interest before popularity in a way that has left him trailing in the opinion polls and possibly even mortally wounded politically

New York: A ‘Post-racial’ American vs an Old Coot

‘The Obama campaign will be touted as “historic,” and how do you run against history?’

As English as Warm Beer

I could not consent to the introduction into our national life of a device so alien to all our traditions as the referendum,” Clement Attlee told Winston Churchill in May 1945, “which has only too often been the instrument of Nazism and Fascism.”

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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